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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: ChloƩ Kiffer, violin

Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 2 pm

Experience the energy and passion of some of today's most remarkable young classical performers at Tuesday Matinees! “French violin Chloé Kiffer brought fine technique and vivid feeling to the Dvořák Violin Concerto. She was a star in every sense: performance, exquisite …

(classical, season-highlights)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's Presents

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble: Baroque Storytelling

Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 7:30 pm

A concert dedicated to Baroque programmatic music, with works by Vivaldi and Rameau, and Telemann’s Don Quichotte Overture-Suite as the program’s centerpiece. Program VIVALDI  -  Concerto for Flute in G Minor, RV 439, "La Notte" RAMEAU  -  Pièces de C…

(classical, season-highlights)

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DAVID IPPOLITO PRESENTS

David Ippolito Somethingth Annual Concert 2019

Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Singer/songwriter David Ippolito (aka "That Guitar Man From Central Park") returns to Merkin Hall with the usual suspects for an evening of music and laughs, stories and thoughts and feelings.  An annual New York City tradition. artists David Ippolito, guitar and vocals Teresa Reynold…

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Close Up: Transformations

Monday | December 9, 2019 | 7:30 pm

What does it mean to turn a story from one work of art to another? This evening of artistic transformations explores how books, plays, poems and movies get turned into musicals like Wicked, South Pacific and A Little Night Music. Featuring Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), Clifton Duncan (The Play Th…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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Kaufman Music Center and One Day University Present

Broadway Close Up: Transformations

Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 7:30 pm

A Co-Presentation with One Day University What does it mean to turn a story from one work of art to another? This evening of artistic transformations explores how books, plays, poems and movies get turned into musicals like Wicked, South Pacific and A Little Night Music. Featuring Donna McKechnie (A…

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YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS PRESENTS

Young Concert Artists: Randall Goosby, violin

Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Zhu Wang, piano Brilliant 22-year-old American violinist Randall Goosby won First Prize in the 2018 YCA International Auditions and five special awards, including the Sander Buchman Prize sponsoring his New York debut. As a ‘Sphinx Virtuoso,’ he has soloed with the Cleveland and Nashvill…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG CO-PRESENT

New York Festival of Song: Taint Nobody's Business If I Do - Songs from Gay Harlem

Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 8 pm

Music from Harlem’s gay underground, including works by Billy Strayhorn and Porter Grainger, as well as songs popularized by Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and “Ma” Rainey. With soprano Shereen Pimentel, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Joshua Blue, and pianists Ste…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Judy & the Maccabees: A Family Hanukkah Musical

Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 11 am

Celebrate the Festival of Lights - Girl Power Style! – with this delightful family musical that re-imagines the ancient Hanukkah story. Featuring the Kaufman Kids and Face the Music ensembles.

(musical-theater, family, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Monday | December 16, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Listen to iconic masterpieces with new ears as NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow shows you what you've been missing! Featuring vocalists Gabrielle Stravelli & Michael Winther, plus choruses from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music Sch…

(musical-theater, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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MUSiCAE PRESENTS

Gourari & Vassiljeva: Piano & Violoncello

Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Anna Gourari, internationally renowned pianist and ECM artist, for this New York appearance will join forces with long-time musical partner and cellist Tatjana Vassiljeva, who combines her international solo career with the position of the principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amst…

(classical)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Omer Quartet

Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 2 pm

Experience the energy and passion of some of today's most remarkable young classical performers at Tuesday Matinees! "A invigorating interpretation, [played] with a sense of discovery and adventure, but also with considerable finesse.”    - San Diego Union Winners of the Gol…

(classical, season-highlights)

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The New York Philharmonic Presents

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 3 pm

Up close and personal. An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. Concert Program …

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Charles Strouse

Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 11 am

Join Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast of zanies as they sing, clown, play games and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. At each concert, children are chosen from the audience to participate in the fun. Ages 4-11. You can bet your bottom dollar tha…

(musical-theater, family, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

What Makes It Great? Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

Monday | January 27, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Listen to iconic masterpieces with new ears as NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and pianist Rob Kapilow shows you what you've been missing! Featuring the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia Goethe called Beethoven enormously talented, but a “completely un…

(classical, season-highlights)

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PREformances Presents

PREformances with Allison Charney

Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 2 pm

Chamber Music Celebration Your exclusive preview to the world’s premier classical music performed by today’s celebrated musicians. Allison Charney, soprano and host With Craig Ketter, piano Guest Artists The Neave Trio      Anna Williams, violin      Mikhail…

(classical, vocal-performance, season-highlights)

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YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS PRESENTS

Young Concert Artists: Do-Hyun Kim, piano

Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Winner of First Prize at the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, 24-year-old pianist Do-Hyun Kim was also awarded special prizes from the Embassy Series for a concert in Washington, D.C., the Tri-I Noon Recitals Prize at Rockefeller University, and the John Browning Memorial Prize. I…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Broadway Playhouse: Jeanine Tesori

Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 11 am

Join Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast of zanies as they sing, clown, play games and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. At each concert, children are chosen from the audience to participate in the fun. Ages 4-11. Part of the first female writing t…

(musical-theater, family, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Tuesday Matinees: Ziang Xu, piano

Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 2 pm

Experience the energy and passion of some of today's most remarkable young classical performers at Tuesday Matinees! “very poetic...sensitive to every harmonic change and linear movement...great flair.”   – New York Concert Review Winner of many international awards i…

(classical, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: Winter Winds

Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 10:30 am

“Shaham has hit on a formula that has families hooked”.  - New York Magazine In association with Ensemble Connect Welcome to Orli Shaham’s Bach Yard, the interactive concert series for children! Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians, and…

(classical, family, season-highlights)

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KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER PRESENTS

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Carol Wincenc, flute

Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 5 pm

Hailed as “Queen of the Flute” (New York Magazine), Grammy nominee Carol Wincenc has delighted audiences for nearly five decades with her signature charismatic, high virtuosity and deeply heartfelt musicality. She’ll celebrate her 50-year career with two world premieres: Robert Sir…

(classical, new-music, season-highlights)

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